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Investment banker Steven Koch will become deputy mayor of the City of Chicago, succeeding Mark Angelson, the mayor's office has announced.
Koch, of Credit Suisse, will take the job Sept. 4, almost 18 months to the day after Angelson, a New Jersey native and a former chief executive of printing company R.R. Donnelley & Sons, started in the post.
Angelson, who moved to back to Chicago from New York for the job, made a commitment to the mayor to get the city's economic development efforts up and running and then warned him he would step aside once that job was done.
In a joint interview, Angelson and Koch wouldn't reveal how one came to succeed the other, with both describing it as "a happy confluence of events."
"Like many things in the last 18 months, Steve and I had the same idea at the same time," Angelson said.
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